Dear Colleagues

I am pleased to advise Senior Professor Gursel Alici’s appointment as Interim Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences. Professor Alici will take up this role on 26 June 2021.

Senior Professor Alici is the long-standing Head of School in Mechanical, Materials, Mechatronic and Biomedical Engineering (MMMB). He brings a wealth of academic and leadership experience to this role.

He will take up the position of Interim Executive Dean when Professor Valerie Linton stands down to move to her new role in New Zealand.

The search for Valerie’s successor is now underway, and I expect that this search will conclude in July 2021.

Associate Professor Buyung Kosasih will act as Head of School of MMMB over this period.

We should thank Gursel and Buyung for stepping into these roles while this process is underway.

Yours sincerely

Professor Paul Wellings CBE

Vice-Chancellor